Cazcanes No. 10 Still Strength Blanco Tequila
Familia Landeros S.C. de R.L. de C.V. (NOM-1599), Tequila, Jalisco
Cazcanes claims to make their tequila according to a 300-year-old indigenous recipe found in a moonshine jungle still. Whether that's lore or reality, they do check all the right boxes - slow cook using autoclaves, stainless steel pot still, use mountain spring water, age in a mix of new and used American oak, and are certified additive-free (says so right on the bottle). Each batch is unique in profile and proof. The No. 10 Still Strength has notes of creamy sweet agave, white peppery spice, anise, light citrus & mint. Goes down quite nicely, noticeable heat, but no burn and very clean, tapering agave finish.